Coastal Cup dreams end for U-16 Striker girls

A penalty kicks loss to Semiahmoo in a U-16 girls semi-final scuttled Chilliwack's dreams of a Coastal Cup championship.

Chilliwack’s U-16 Striker girls fell one goal shy in their bid for a Coastal Cup final appearance.

The locals lost 1-0 in penalty kicks to the Semiahmoo 96ers in a Coastal Cup semi-final hosted by Chilliwack. It was a hard fought game, evidenced by a number of free kick awarded for hard contacts.

Offensive finish was a problem for the Strikers, who couldn’t convert on several grade A chances.Scoreless through regulation time plus two 10 minute overtime sessions, the teams ended up in the shootout.

Chilliwack’s first three shooters all scored, while the visitors missed one.

But Chilliwack missed on their next two tries, while Semiahmoo scored on theirs, turning victory into defeat for the heartbroken Strikers.

It was a disappointing turn of events for the Strikers, who overcame long odds only to bow out one game short.